Laparoscopic surgery is now the mainstay of many surgical procedures due its benefits – fewer complications, less pain, and quicker recovery. The skills needed for laparoscopic surgery require hands on training, development of ambidexterity, great hand eye coordination and depth perception, and the ability to work with minimal tactile feedback. For the trainee surgeon, acquisition of these skills can be an arduous journey with a steep learning curve involving high stakes due to the lack of room for learning mistakes whilst performing surgery.
The laparoscopic surgical skills course provides a learner-oriented platform in which basic laparoscopic surgical techniques can be learnt in a highly supported, low stakes, friendly environment with a view of translation of skills learnt on the course to the theatre as deemed appropriate.
1. Identify the parts of the laparoscopic setup.
2. Identify the commonly used laparoscopic instruments.
3. Demonstrate depth perception and manipulation of laparoscopic instruments when performing basic laparoscopic tasks.
4. Demonstrate basic laparoscopic suturing techniques.
5. Identify bowel anastomosis devices and demonstrate basic anastomotic in-vivo techniques.
This course is aimed at postgraduate doctors in training interested in laparoscopic surgical training
The Postgraduate Department, STRIVE Academic Centre
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